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MSE News: Asda to cut petrol prices

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This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"The supermarket will reduce prices by 2p per litre tomorrow at most of its forecourts due to the falling oil price ..."
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Asda to cut petrol prices



  • skirkpatrickskirkpatrick Forumite
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    I've noticed the price of fuel gradually creeping up over the past 2-3 weeks, and it has been frustrating after the big song and dance the likes of ASDA put on a while back on reducing their prices.

    We seem to be getting the same again. Whilst every reduction is useful and appreciated, I can't help feeling that we aren't really reaping the benefits of reduced oil prices. That said, we never have done, nor do I expect we ever will (unless there is a fundamental shift in the mindset of either governments or oil/fuel wholesalers).
  • Scotty1.7Scotty1.7 Forumite
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    but the plus side is at least for the first time- its been capped at 132.7.

    So it won't get higher then that at a asda, irrespective of the other patrol stations.

    The goverment needs to step in and put a proper cap on the whole sale price per litre and then we might see a real change in the cost of fuel
  • danothydanothy Forumite
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    I wonder how long that cap will stay in place ... Seems like an odd move, although I have heard tell of supermarkets selling fuel below cost before this is very much a gamble on a falling oil price.
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  • Completely unrelated pedantry follows.

    From the original article:

    "It's average prices before the drop were 134.6p for unleaded and 138.8p for diesel."

    Repeat after me, Guy:

    Possessive "its" has no apostrophe.
    Possessive "its" has no apostrophe.
    Possessive "its" has no apostrophe.

    I'll get my anorak...
  • KierNetKierNet Forumite
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    2p...not worth the hassle really...£1 or so saving...
    What is pi? Where did it come from?
  • wizk1wizk1 Forumite
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    Oh poo. I only just filled my tank this morning
  • corbyboycorbyboy Forumite
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    I really can't understand why people make such a big deal about these paltry reductions in petrol prices.

    We are talking 2p a litre here! People wouldn't stop in the street to pick up 2p they found on the floor. It's nothing.
  • LandyAndyLandyAndy Forumite
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    What brilliant news. All I need now is an Asda petrol station somewhere even remotely near where I live or on a route I drive.
  • Indout96Indout96 Forumite
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    Amazingly all the stations around here put their price up 1 or 2p last week just in time for the headline grabbing 2p reduction.
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